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LAI International Earns Boeing Performance Award

March 1, 2011
LAI International, Inc., strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. LAI maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009,...

FARO Celebrates 30 Years with a Custom Chopper

March 1, 2011
The world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, FARO Technologies, Inc., celebrates 30 years in 2011. With three decades of innovation and helping its customers’ products and processes be the best in the world, FARO celebrated this milestone by having one of...

SME Education Foundation Supports STEM Education Programs

March 1, 2011
In a recent study, the Kauffman Foundation found that in any given year the top-performing 1 percent of firms is generating roughly 40 percent of all new jobs. The SME Education Foundation accelerated its efforts through relationships with this 1 percent of major companies to deliver its STEM-based...

Rexnord Opens New Gearbox Repair and Remanufacturing Facility

March 1, 2011
Rexnord Industries has opened a fully renovated 29,000 square-foot gearbox repair and remanufacturing facility in Salt Lake City. The facility is part of Rexnord’s Falk™ RENEW® Prager® product services, which repairs or rebuilds gearboxes of all makes, brands, and sizes....

New Sales Manager at ICO Surface Coatings

March 1, 2011
ICO Surface Coatings has appointed Al Brooker as sales manager. He has sold PVD coatings for over 25 years in all major markets including cutting tools, automotive tier 1 and 2 suppliers, aerospace, plastics, and die and mold industries. He has an extensive background with TiN, AlTin, TiCN, DLC,...

Davall Gears Invests in Improved Production Methods

March 1, 2011
Davall Gears Ltd has recently taken delivery of a newly commissioned Gleason-Pfauter P400ES CNC shaping machine tool. This investment will enable Davall to more efficiently produce both spur and helical gearing, utilizing electronic controls to remove the need for expensive mechanical guides. This...

NBT Announces Manufacturing Camp Grant Winners

March 1, 2011
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), announces the winners of its 2011 manufacturing camp grant awards. Nine grants of $2,500 each were awarded by NBT to community and technical colleges that offer day camp...

Mazak Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

March 1, 2011
Mazak has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Mazak maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period from October 1, 2009 to...

Rohde & Schwarz Announces New Relationship

March 1, 2011
Rohde and Schwarz, a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, has formed a relationship with Tektronix Service Solutions to offer customers in North America a single source for calibration services. This represents the first time that two major test and measurement...

AME Completes Asset Purchase of Metalcut

March 1, 2011
Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME), the Rockford, Illinois-based manufacturer of various machine tool components and auxiliary equipment, has announced the asset purchase of the Metalcut Carbide Saw Division of Centro-Metalcut, also of Rockford, and a longtime global industry leader in the...

Personnel Changes at Okuma America

March 1, 2011
Okuma America Corporation has made personnel adjustments to put a heightened focus on advanced technology. The newly created Technology Group will allow an increased emphasis on the THINC®-OSP control, the formation of technology partnerships, and the utilization of the Partners in THINC and...

Latest Powder Metallurgy Trends at PowderMet2011

March 1, 2011
PowderMet2011, an annual conference sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International, will highlight the latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy (PM) processes, products, and applications. The International Conference on Powder...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ingersoll Introduces 2-Start Hob

March 1, 2011
Ingersoll has introduced a 2-Start Indexable Carbide Insert Hob, which nearly doubles productivity for machining gears with large numbers of teeth when compared to single-start ICI hobs. The Ingersoll 2-Start Hob features inserts with four cutting edges and simple set-up with no shims or adjustment...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mahr Linear 100 Now Faster and Easier to Use

March 1, 2011
Mahr Federal has introduced a new MarCheck measuring and evaluation unit for its high precision Linear 100 universal length measuring instrument. MarCheck allows both measurements and calibrations to be performed quickly and reliably at the touch of a button. Results are clearly shown in large...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Mist Control for Industrial Gearboxes

March 1, 2011
The OILMISER™ Vapor Guard (OVG) is designed for lubricated gearboxes and bearing housings that are vented to atmosphere. High working loads, continuous operation, and internal moving parts, will generate oil mist and fumes inside a gearbox. Temperature fluctuations and thermal expansion cause...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Universal Gear Grinder from Mitsubishi

March 1, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a universal gear grinding machine, the ZE40A, which is capable of high-precision machining of various sizes of gears up to 600 millimeters (mm) in diameter. The new machine can accommodate both generating grinding and profile grinding, and also...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Introduces High-Performance JIS Tap Line

March 1, 2011
Emuge Corp. has introduced a new line of high-performance JIS taps for tapping applications at companies manufacturing products with Japanese-specified standards. The new Emuge JIS Line includes a selection of taps and cold-forming taps. Shank diameter and square dimensions are in accordance with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Chip Removal for CNC Machines from PRAB

March 1, 2011
PRAB now offers a lighter-duty version of its proven drag conveyor technology that easily integrates under certain types of CNC machines for removal of chips at the source. “We’ve redesigned our drag conveyor in a low-profile format to easily integrate under machining centers,”...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SD600 System from Seco Tools

February 4, 2011
The SD600 system comes in a diameter range of 60-160mm and drilling depths of up to 10xD. It features Seco’s strong square inserts with four cutting edges available in universal grade T2000D offering both wear resistance and toughness, or T3000D for applications requiring a tougher grade. The...

MAG Expands Large Machine Tool Product Range

February 4, 2011
MAG IAS, LLC—one of the world’s largest machine tool and factory automation companies—having successfully weathered the economic challenges of recent years, is investing to develop a range of larger and more versatile machine tools which will be added to the product lines already...

Induction System for Drivetrain Components from Inductoheat

February 4, 2011
Inductoheat, Inc., the world’s leading induction heating equipment manufacturer, recently shipped an induction hardening and tempering system to a major drivetrain component supplier. This machine is designed specifically for hardening and tempering hub spindles and outer ring hubs. This...

Northwire Appoints Eastern Regional Sales Manager

February 4, 2011
Northwire Technical Cable, an innovative solutions provider in the marketing, design, and manufacture of technical and retractile cables and cable assemblies, has hired Greg Reese as eastern regional sales manager. He has more than 16 years of experience as a product manager, sales manager, and...

Seco Tools Makes U.S. Acquisition

February 4, 2011
Seco Tools has signed an agreement to acquire the American companies NC Industries (NCI) and Diamond Tool Coating (DTC). NCI is a producer of solid carbide end mills under the Niagara Cutters and Arch Micro Tools brands and is among the largest local producers of these products in the United...

Gleason Opens New Subsidiary in Russia

February 4, 2011
Gleason Corporation has opened a new wholly-owned subsidiary in Russia, Gleason Sales (CIS). Strategically located in Korolev near Moscow, Gleason Sales (CIS) will provide sales and service of Gleason’s full line of gear production solutions to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and all of the CIS...

Fairfield to Make Significant Corporate Investment

February 4, 2011
Fairfield Manufacturing Co., Inc., will make a $53.1 million capital investment over the next three years at its Lafayette, Indiana, plant. The announcement was made at a news conference Monday, December 6, at the facility, which currently employs 1,032. The investment comes as Gary Lehman,...

Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for Papers

February 4, 2011
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the preeminent membership association for measurement professionals, has announced their “Call for Papers” in anticipation of the 2011 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). This 27th annual event will be held in Phoenix, Arizona...

Mazak Certifies Parlec for VIP Technology Partnership Program

February 4, 2011
Parlec, Inc., has been named the newest member of Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program. Created from a desire to provide manufacturers with total solutions, the VIP program promotes higher levels of cooperation among companies offering complementary manufacturing...

TUS Paper from Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing

February 4, 2011
Solar Atmospheres and Solar Manufacturing have released a procedure for Temperature Uniformity Surveying of vacuum furnaces. This document has been created to provide a surveying method that complies with the AMS2750D requirements.This newly written Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) illustrates...

CNC Gear Measurement System from The Adams Company

February 4, 2011
The Adams Company has established an outstanding reputation for quality gear production, continuing to acquire the latest equipment to produce the most efficient, economical, and high quality gears and shafts. The company has purchased a Process Equipment Company (PECo) ND430 CNC gear measurement...

Exsys-Eppinger is New Partner at THINC

February 4, 2011
Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that Exsys-Eppinger, a supplier of fixed and rotary tool holders, has joined Partners in THINC. Exsys-Eppinger specializes in developing state of the art solutions to manufacturing problems and has numerous patented applications in the metal working...

Haas Multigrind Names New Business Development Manager

February 4, 2011
Haas Multigrind LLC, a manufacturer of high-precision, multi-axis, CNC grinding centers, has named David Drechsler as its new business development manager for North America. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he will...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: UV Leak Detection Lamp from Spectronics

February 4, 2011
Spectronics Corporation announces its industry-leading BIB-150P ultraviolet inspection lamp. This handheld UV lamp, with its unique 150-watt Built-In-Ballast™ bulb, is ideal for pinpointing any industrial leak such as oil, hydraulics, refrigerant, gasoline, diesel fuel, or water. Simply add...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Emuge Expands End Mill Line

February 4, 2011
Emuge Corp. introduces new High Productivity Cutting (HPC) end mills designed to address a broader range of applications. Building on the success of the MULTI-Jet Cut end mills, which permit rapid material removal of a wide range of materials, Emuge has added new designs that extend the range of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Push Pull Environmental Systems from Lincoln Electric

February 4, 2011
A Push Pull system from Lincoln Electric captures shop air and welding fume within a given perimeter, filters it, and then pushes the filtered air back into the working air in the same area. This method reduces energy costs, as the heated or cooled air from the shop is circulated back into the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Pallet Handling System from Liebherr

February 4, 2011
Liebherr Automation Systems’ pallet handling system PHS-1500 is a solution for automatic loading and unloading of machining centers for parts mounted to fixtures. It is available in three basic sizes with payload capabilities ranging from 500 to 6,500 kilograms. The system can be used for a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Chevron Long Edge Cutter from ATI Stellram

February 4, 2011
ATI Stellram introduces a new chevron-style milling cutter, the Stellram® 5230VS12, designed specifically for machining titanium and other difficult to machine materials such as nickel- and cobalt-based alloys. In comparison studies the Stellram 5230VS12 cutter achieved metal removal rates up...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ECM Duburring from EMAG

February 4, 2011
Despite all the other machining operations having been optimally coordinated, the deburring operation continues causing the economic viability of the whole process to decline, owing to the fact that it has not been included in the process stream from the start. With EMAG ECM GmbH the EMAG Group now...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Electromechanical Actuator from HAINBUCH

February 4, 2011
If you are looking for a hydraulic unit or complex technical control synchronization for the new hollow-spindle clamping cylinder from HAINBUCH, you are looking in vain. This product impresses users with ecological and economical qualities. The technology looks simple, but it is extremely...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Tru-Cut Web Site Eases Choosing Saw Blades

February 4, 2011
Tru-Cut Saw, Inc., has redesigned its Web site to make it easier for customers to identify and select the right saw blades for their applications from the large variety of blades offered. For customers who are unsure of the type of blade they need, Tru-Cut offers a “Build A Blade”...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MarForm MMQ 200 Upgrade from Mahr Federal

February 4, 2011
Mahr Federal has introduced a new option package for their well-known MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester which provides the measurement of surface finish parameters according to accepted ISO, ASME, and JIS standards. With the combined hardware/software MMQ 200 Surface Finish option, operators will benefit...

SKF Receives Prestigious Award from Johnson Controls

January 6, 2011
SKF has received the corporate 2010 Supplier Leadership Award for “Sustainability” from Johnson Controls. The award was presented at a first-ever “Excellence in Execution & Leadership” event hosted by Johnson Controls and coinciding with the company’s 125th...

Gleason Establishes Operations in Brazil

January 6, 2011
To meet the needs of gear manufacturers in the important and growing Brazilian market, Gleason Corporation has expanded its global presence with the formation of Gleason do Brasil Comércio de Máquinas Ltda., based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Previously Gleason’s activities in Brazil...

OSU Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Course

January 6, 2011
The Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course has been offered for over 30 years and is considered extremely valuable for gear designers and noise specialists who encounter gear noise and transmission design problems. Details are as follows:Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise CourseMarch 15-18, 2011The...

Clifford-Jacobs Brings Home the Bronze

January 6, 2011
In 2009, Caterpillar (CAT) rolled out a new Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). Clifford-Jacobs rose up to the task to seek bronze level certification over this last year, which primarily focuses on quality and on-time delivery.Coupled with the focus on quality and delivery, Clifford-Jacobs...

Gear Consulting Group Announces AGMA Regional School

January 6, 2011
The AGMA Regional School for Gear Manufacturing will be presented by Gear Consulting Group in the Chicago area March 7-9, 2011. Overton Chicago Gear will host the three-day school at their new premises in Lombard, Illinois. The theme of this series is "Logical Trouble Shooting of the Gear...

Reishauer Group Acquires Felsomat Group

January 6, 2011
Reishauer develops and manufactures high precision gear grinding machines, diamond dressing tools, and CBN tools for hard finishing of transmission gears. By acquiring 100 percent of the internationally active Felsomat Group, which is based in Königsbach-Stein (Germany), Reishauer strengthens...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Coating Enhances Seco Tool Milling Cutters

January 6, 2011
Seco Tools has enhanced the performance of its entire Turbo Mill family of square shoulder milling cutters through a new nickel-based surface coating that approaches HV700 on the pre-hardened cutter bodies for longer life, better tolerances, and a more durable surface. For the user, this translates...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Feed Cutters from ATI Stellram

January 6, 2011
ATI Stellram introduces the new patented Stellram® 7792VXE16 high-feed shell mill cutter, designed to yield the highest levels of material removal rates in titanium and other difficult to machine alloys such as nickel-based alloys, cobalt-based alloys, and titanium-based alloys. Stellram...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zeiss DuraMax for Gear Wheel Measurement

January 6, 2011
With DuraMax, Carl Zeiss offers an popular compact 3D coordinate measuring machine. DuraMax Gear marks the evolution of DuraMax into a shop-floor gear wheel measuring machine. “This enables us to fulfill the requests of many customers and introduce gear wheel measuring technology with small...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: 350GMS Analytical Gear Tester from Gleason

January 6, 2011
Complete inspection of gears as large as 350 mm in diameter now can be performed up to 40 percent faster with the introduction of the Gleason 350GMS Analytical Gear Inspection System, one of a new generation of analytical inspection systems from Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation. Among the many...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Virtual Reality Welding Simulator from Lincoln Electric

January 6, 2011
To help improve the training of the nation’s future welders, Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a new virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., a leader in the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Round Tool Steel from SSAB

January 6, 2011
SSAB, the Swedish manufacturer of Toolox, now supplies its tool steel as forged round material in gradated diameters from 60 mm to 380 mm. Round material with 30 mm in diameter is in preparation. What’s new is the form of delivery, as sawed strips in widths between 250 and 600 mm with...